15 Most Enduring Divas In Pop Music

Apr 12th, 2012 // 9 Comments
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The best kept secret in the music industry is that pop divas, like fine wines and British actors, only get better with age. So far this year we’ve seen Madonna score her eighth Billboard chart-topping album (however short-lived), Jennifer Lopez storm the iTunes chart with “Dance Again” and the re-emergence of Gwen Stefani as the voice of No Doubt. With new albums from Shania Twain, Cher and Kylie Minogue on the way, 2012 is shaping up to be the year when pop’s leading ladies prove that 40 really is the new 20.

To celebrate the phenomenon, we’ve put together a list of our top 15 timeless divas — women of a certain vintage who remain relevant, influential and important to music fans of all ages. For your favorite singer to qualify, she just had to be born prior to 1972, have an iconic career and still practice pop. Hence no Barbra Streisand or Reba McEntire. Rankings are based on chart stats, record sales, pop culture status and recent success. Let us know what you think in the comments.


  1. Mariah Carey Timeless Diva
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    Why Kylie is only 5th?

  2. Gwen Stefani should be higher!!!

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  4. Shirley Manson Timeless Diva
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    well deserved mariah

  5. Eddie

    This is a great list! I am not necessarily a fan of all of them, but you were quite fair with your selections! All of these women continue to have success in one way or the other. I think you should have put Cyndi Lauper in place of J-lo. No disrespect to J-lo but she really hasn’t had that long of a music career! Nevertheless, nice job!

  6. matan shidlo

    i think beyonce is the geatest singer of all time!!!!


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  8. Cher Timeless Diva
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    Cher:) I Love you:)

  9. Gloria Estefan Timeless Diva
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    Gloria ROcks ¡¡¡¡ shes amazing artist ,and the new album MAKES ME dance everiday ¡¡¡ i love her …

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